CAMDEN — A group of 30 business-minded high school seniors are learning what it takes to become innovative entrepreneurs during the annual summer BizEd program at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden.
This year’s program, titled “Building Business Leaders,” is a two-week summer camp designed to prepare a select group of students for the rigors of collegiate business education. From July 9 to 18, students from across New Jersey will be introduced to the theory and practice of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and technology. The camp is designed to spark creativity and develop decision-making skills.
“This program provides a balanced view of business education that is lacking in most of the nation’s high schools,” says Jaishankar Ganesh, dean of the Rutgers School of Business–Camden. “BizEd is a creative way to better prepare teenagers for success in college and throughout their lives.”
This summer marks the 12th anniversary of the BizEd camp. Since 2001, more than 350 of the state’s top high school students have gone through the program, each working closely with Rutgers–Camden business scholars and area business leaders offering career guidance and up-to-the minute insights regarding current job, business, and economic trends.
Over the course of the program, the high school students tour local businesses such as the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill; work in teams to produce a TV advertisement; and apply knowledge gained from the program to a business case competition, during which they present a strategy to resolve a real-life business issue.
Upon completing the program, each student will receive certification of his or her participation.
Later this month, Rutgers–Camden will for the second straight year host high school juniors during an additional BizEd session titled “Building the Best ‘You’ for Business.” The program for juniors runs July 23 to 31.
More information about BizEd at Rutgers–Camden is online at business.camden.rutgers.edu/bized.
The following students (with hometowns in parentheses as needed) have been selected by their high schools to participate in BizEd this year:
BURLINGTON COUNTY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Chelsea Keegan (Southampton)
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
Jennifer Ejiofor, Timothy Sperry, Holly Wilson
CAMDEN ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
CAMDEN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
CLEARVIEW REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Devyn Bell (Sewell)
CHERRY HILL HIGH SCHOOL EAST
Joshua Bonner, Sagar Desai, Mike Kueny
CHERRY HILL HIGH SCHOOL WEST
Tom Boshell, Kayla Broyles, Niki Scarfo
DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL
EASTERN CAMDEN COUNTY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Kyrah Arthur (Voorhees)
EASTERN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Abena Asare (Berlin), Kyle Kowal (Gibbsboro), Evan White (Voorhees)
GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
GLOUCESTER CITY JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
GLOUCESTER COUNTY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
William Cheng (Wenonah), Bridget Costello (Deptford), Jay Pannun (Deptford), joe Schwab (Mullica Hill), Jimmy Summers (National Park), Veronica Tortella (Paulsboro), Devin Wallace (Blackwood)
HADDON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
HIGH TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL
Rena Chen (Harrison), Matthew D’Agati (Manalpan)
HIGHLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Mikal Jenkins (Blackwood), Michael Lombardo (Laurel Springs), Morgan Reid (Blackwood), Margaret Rogers (Somerdale)
LEAP ACADEMY UNIVERSITY CHARTER SCHOOL
Levenda Moore, Kadisha Payne
LENAPE HIGH SCHOOL
Julia Kantner (Mount Laurel)
METUCHEN HIGH SCHOOL
MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL
Sam Hacke (Belle Mead)
MOORESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
MOORESTOWN FRIENDS HIGH SCHOOL
PAUL VI HIGH SCHOOL
Adam Economidis (Oaklyn)
SOUTH BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL
Angad Bhogal (Kendall Park)
STERLING HIGH SCHOOL
Danielle Leeds (Somerdale)
TRITON HIGH SCHOOL
Daniel Sadler (Blackwood)
WARREN HILLS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Kieutran Pham (Hackettstown)
WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH
WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL